Danbury Whalers Win the Commissioner’s Cup

Congratulations to the Danbury Whalers, who won the Federal Hockey League (FHL) championship (the Commissioner’s Cup) on Friday night by completing a sweep of the Dayton Demonz.  A special congratulations to Herm Sorcher, Managing Partner and CEO, and Alan Friedman, President and CFO.  I have worked with Herm and Alan before the team played a single […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Danbury Whaler Nick Niedert Called Up to Bridegport Soundtigers Nick Niedert, goaltender for the Federal Hockey League’s Danbury Whalers, has been called up to play for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League.  Richard Gregory of GreenwichTime.com has the story.  According to Gregory, Niedert is the 10th Whalers player to be called up to a higher […]

Danbury Whalers to Open Season Next Friday Night

In February, Connecticut Sports Law’s Dan Canavan interviewed Herm Sorcher, CEO of the Danbury Whalers.  At the time, Sorcher was beginning the monumental task of putting together a new hockey team, in a new league.  Today, Sorcher and the Danbury Whalers are just one week away from opening night of their inaugural season. “The start of Danbury […]

Interview with Herm Sorcher, CEO of the Danbury Whalers

By Dan Canavan In December 2009, an ambitious group of investors announced they were bringing a new minor-league hockey team to Danbury, Connecticut.  The Danbury Whalers will begin play this fall as part of the 4-team Federal Hockey League. I recently had a chance to sit down with Herm Sorcher, Chief Executive Officer and Managing […]